Friday, April 26, 2013
Which have you used to cover your baby?
No matter how old your kids are – diaper changing always seems to make its way back into the rotation as friends and family bring new little ones into their lives. And, I have yet to change a baby wearing cloth diapers. Most of my friends and family have opted for the convenience of a disposable diaper. However, it appears the cloth diaper continues to be a popular choice for many. For example, a group of Twin Cities parents that joined together recently for the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” event – or the Burnsville-based business that sells cloth diapers. So, before I continue to share my parenting “wisdom” with family and friends with little ones – which do you choose for your child? Disposable or cloth? SHARE: Which is better – cloth …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA.
During the Boston Marathon April 15, two explosions occurred near the finish line—killing three and injuring more than 100 people, according to a report from Fenway-Kenmore Patch. Among the 23,000 runners at the annual race were approximately 500 Minnesota residents, according to StarTribune.com. Here is what some of the runners shared about the incident and their experience. Click on the headline to read the full story. Roseville Runner: Boston Marathon Bombings "Surreal" Eric Kronback said he thought the two explosions were cannons. Blocks Away from Boston Marathon Explosions: Lake Elmo Woman Recounts 'A War Zone' “All of a sudden I heard two huge blasts—and everything went silent," Chris Hess-Withbroe said from her Boston hotel room …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
From Burnsville to Inver Grove Heights to Shakopee, there are a variety of egg hunts and spring related events happening throughout the south metro this weekend.
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Saturday, March 30
As the Easter holiday draws near and spring is just around the corner, communities throughout the south metro are preparing for egg hunts and spring related activities. Here’s a rundown of some of the events this weekend. Did we miss an event? Be sure to add the information to comments below! Please make sure to note – some events do have a fee and require pre-registration. Activities and fees are subject to change by organizer. Burnsville Easter Egg Hunt When: 10 a.m. March 30 Where: South Metro Vineyard Church in Burnsville Who: Children from age 2 to fifth grade Details: Register at 10 a.m., outdoor hunt at 10:30 a.m. West St. Paul Egg Scramble When: 9:30 a.m. March 30 Where: Thompson Park Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Also in this week's wrap: Talking about all-day, everyday kindergarten; a Lakeville politician is pondering a run for the state's top office; and those pesky potholes are back.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Eagan UPDATED: Two Autistic Little Caesar's Employees at Center of Eagan Ordinance Dustup Two young autistic men landed jobs as walking and waving signage for Little Caesar's, but the city of Eagan put an end to the practice by finding it in violation of a local ordinance. State of the City: Eagan Must Focus on Building "Talent Economy" Mayor Mike Maguire delivered the annual state of the city address at the Eagan Community Center on Thursday morning. Eagan's Fourth Affordable Housing Complex on Its Way The 27-unit townhome development will be located along Highway 13 in Eagan, and …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Daylight saving time occurs on Sunday, March 10 this year. Get ready to "spring forward" and move your clocks ahead!
Daylight saving time is just around the corner. And by "just around the corner," we mean this weekend. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, we'll be "springing forward" and moving your clocks forward an hour. In other words, we'll all be losing an hour of sleep Saturday into Sunday night. The benefit is that we’ll get more sunlight later in the evening and it’s a pleasant sign that spring is just around the corner (Spring 2013 officially starts on Wednesday, March 20). Many electronic devices, like your cell phone and computer, automatically adjust when Daylight Savings Time begins or ends. So, why do we do this at 2 a.m., and why shift our clocks at all? According to Webhibit: In the United States, 2 a.m. was originally chosen as the changeover…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fog and fine particles have combined to create unhealthy air for at risk populations in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.
Tuesday, February 26
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health alert for the Twin Cities metropolitan area through Tuesday, Feb. 26. Overnight, fine particle pollution in the Twin Cities reached levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Fine particle concentrations are expected to remain elevated through Tuesday morning. As wind speeds increase this afternoon, air quality conditions are expected to improve. At Risk Populations: Fine particle pollution has reached a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Populations sensitive to fine particles include those with preexisting cardiovascular or respiratory disease, the elderly, children, and individuals that participate in activities requiring extended or…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The two groups, represented by SEIU Local 26, will decide whether to give their bargaining committees the power to call a strike, if necessary, in the lagging contract talks.
Hundreds of Twin Cities-area union janitors and security officers are slated Saturday morning to vote on whether to give their bargaining committees the right to call strikes in the stalled labor negotiations. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 said it has been bargaining for months for new contracts for its more than 6,000 members who are janitors and security officers, and that the groups have been working since Dec. 31 without new contracts. The union said both of the labor bargaining committees have recommended a "yes" vote for a strike authorizstion. The union workers, who will take their strike authorization vote at 11 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, are "facing the threat of reduced hours and …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wind chills could reach dangerous lows on Sunday and Monday nights.
There's cold, and there's Minneapolis cold. The Twin Cities area is about to get the kind of freeze-your-face-off Arctic temperatures that give Midwesterners their reputation for hardiness. The temperature is expected to start dropping Saturday afternoon; Monday could be the first day in four years with a high temperature of less than zero. Sunday and Monday nights could see lows of about 8 below zero, and with west-northwest winds of up to 11 mph, well, let's just say "freeze-your-face-off" might not be an exaggeration. The combination of wind and cold could equal a wind chill of about 27 below zero, and at that temperature, according to the National Weather Service, exposed skin is subject to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. By the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here's a look at the news from the south metro in the past week.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Savage Developer to Bring Country Inn & Suites to Rosemount KJ Walk, Inc. of Savage will soon begin work on Rosemount's first hotel—a 70 room Country Inn & Suites at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 42. Cedar Avenue Construction Slows as Winter Approaches With the onset of winter, construction along the corridor …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Looking energetic and sounding "presidential," Mitt Romney turned back President Barack Obama in the first of three debates between the two men vying for the top office in the country. Our panel of local politicos weighed in late last night.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney looked less like a "frontrunner" and more like a man on the attack Wednesday night, emerging as the winner of the first presidential debate, according to participants in the area's "Red Twin Cities" and "Blue Twin Cities" surveys, conducted by Patches around the Minneapolis and St. Paul suburbs and exurbs. The "flash" style polls were conducted just hours after the debate from Denver came to close. Obama "missed his opporunity," according to one Democractic member of our panels. Another called him "rusty" in his first debate since winning two of the three presidential debates back in 2008. Demcocrats were defensive of the president, not surprisingly. However, more than half of our pollsters said Mitt Romney won …